Conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Lear deBessonet with musical adaptation by Todd Almond and choreography by Chase Brock, Public Work’s THE WINTER’S TALE brings Shakespeare’s tale of mystery and magic to life as never before. Featuring Public Works’ signature blend of professional actors, community members, and special guests, this musical adaption will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal.
Public Works creates ambitious works of participatory theater in partnership with community organizations from all five boroughs of New York City. This year, the five Public Works community partner organizations are Children’s Aid Society (Manhattan); DreamYard Project (Bronx); Fortune Society (Queens); Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn); and Domestic Workers United (all boroughs, including Staten Island).
THE WINTER’S TALE will feature cameo group performances by Sesame Street; New York Theatre Ballet; Capoeira Luanda; Rosie’s Theater Kids; Bond Street Theatre's Shinbone Alley Stilt Band; Megha Kalia's NYC Bhangra Dance Company; the Urban Park Rangers, NYC Parks; and the Staten Island Lions.
Tickets to THE WINTER'S TALE are free. You can also support Public Works with a tax-deductible donation of $75 and receive a reserved seat as a thank you for your generosity by clicking the link above.
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Lead support for Public Works is provided by the New York City Theater Subdistrict Council, and the Ford Foundation. Additional support is provided by the David Rockefeller Fund, the SHS Foundation, and Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP. A special thanks to Macy’s for their supporting role in wardrobe.